Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Skeletons in Berlin

The European Parliament is still in summer recess (until August 24th), in Beijing it's either China or the US winning, and Russia and Georgia are still at war, BUT, skeletons were found in Berlin.

Today archaeologists announced that in a dig they started in the spring of 2007 about 2000 skeletons were discovered in what appears to be a medieval cemetery. The site is in the center of Berlin, around the Petrikirche, and the graveyard dates back to the the year 1230 AD, the year the church was built.

The majority of the skeletons are of children, a sign of their high mortality rate in the Middle Ages.

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